The Carol Stream Parks Foundation Bike Riding Club is comprised of a group of recreational bike riders ranging in age from 17 to 72. The year 2020 is the 7th year for the club. The club has grown each year and had 49 members in 2019. All rides leave from the Simkus Recreation Center on the 2nd Thursday at 6 pm and the 4th Saturday at 9 am of each month May thru October. Make as many rides as your schedule allows.
All of our rides are on regional bike paths. Each ride is split into two groups depending on the participants. We offer a 1-hour leisure pace with a 10-miles maximum distance for newcomers and a 2-hour medium pace and longer distance for recreational riders. No riders are ever left behind, everyone is given a chance to catch up, drink and rest as a group before crossing major streets. Our riders go round-trip to destinations such as the Wheaton Farmer’s Market, downtown Glen Ellyn, st. James Forest Preserve and locations in Bartlett, Medinah, Bloomingdale, West Chicago, and beyond. If interest is high, we also offer higher performance long-distance rides.
There is no experience needed but you need a bike. Helmets are strongly encouraged. The fee for 2020 is $30 for individual riders and $45 for families. this fee is tax-deductible and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation. Bright fluorescent Foundation Bike Club T-shirts are available for $15 at Simkus Recreation Center and Fountain View Recreation Center.
Includes monthly guided bicycle rides on area bike trails and through local towns.
Bike Club membership proceeds go directly to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation. Bike Club registration can be completed at the front desks of Fountain View or Simkus Recreation Centers. The membership is for as many or as few rides on our schedule that you choose.
Your membership fee helps us fund our Scholarship Program, Parks and Facility Improvements, Program Enhancements, and Green Initiatives. As a 501(c)3 corporation, all contributions to the organization are tax-deductible. Identified donors receive a written receipt.
The Carol Stream Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to developing financial support for public parks, resident’s in-need, and recreation programs of the Carol Stream Park District. It is managed by a board of directors who live or work locally and are passionate about providing a strong financial foundation for parks and recreation in the community.